Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Xray Report

Here is a copy of the hospital report:

FINDINGS: The examination demonstrates lucency undermining the cortical surface of the femoral head, and some mixed sclerosis of a portion of the right femoral head, findings that are concerning for Legg Calve Perthes Disease. There is flattening of the hip. I suggest consideration for AP view of the pelvis to allow correlation assessment, although LCPD is typically a unilateral disease process.

IMPRESSION: Suspect Legg Calve Perthes Disease. Orthopedic management consultation is recommended.

Ok, so to break this down...if anyone knows what some of this means it would be most helpful. When I went to google and plugged in the words "lucency and sclerosis of femoral head + legg calve perthes disease" it brought up articles talking about that is "fragmenting" of the I am not sure if this means that his hip ball is fractured or if it just where it is deteriorating or what...Blah...sometimes the internet can be frustrating.

Alright and here are pictures. First here are two pictures of a NORMAL hip x ray in a child.

And here is a picture of Dalton's hip x ray. The pic isn't so great bc the hospital cd doesn't allow you to copy the pics so I just took a picture of it with my cell phone.

As you can see, Dalton definetly has some issues going on.

Please just pray that tomorrow we can get an appointment quickly with the ped ortho so we can move forward and get Dalton's leg better.


  1. Ugh, yes, it definitely looks like something is going on with his hip. What about the other hip? Does that one look ok? or is it both hips?

  2. They only did the x ray on the right one since it was the one he was complaining with. I am sure that the ped ortho will do a full scan of both hips to check the other side since it sometimes can be in both legs.

  3. Poor Dalton. I'll be thinking of and praying for him. (((hugs)))